The first part of the description briefly outlines the economical and significant application criteria and the general advantages of the BSI magnetic track brake. The physical and mechanical relationships and the resulting technical possibilities are explained in detail, with particular reference to the braking effort attainable. The construction of the BSI magnetic track brake is described in detail. Particular attention is drawn to the optimum utilization of the physical possibilities and the high reliability in service. The arrangement of the brake magnets in the vehicle is described with special reference to an elevated suspension system implemented in connection with the installation of a BSI magnetic track brake in an MD 36 bogie of Deutsche Bundesbahn. Special attention is drawn to the constructional details of this solution and to the connection and control problems involved. In conclusion, testing and quality assurance of the BSI magnetic track brake are briefly discussed.

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    Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung

    Luetzowstrasse 105-196
    1 Berlin 30,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Weiss, U
    • Klein, W
  • Publication Date: 1980-5


  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 133-137
  • Serial:
    • Glasers Annalen ZEV
    • Volume: 104
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung
    • ISSN: 0373-322X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319988
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 29 1980 12:00AM